ÖBB Corporate Headquarters

Vienna, Austria
The ÖBB Corporate Headquarters for Austrian Rail designed by Asymptote calls for a sophisticated, modern high-rise building in the center of Vienna. The building, which is located
at the Vienna Central Station, will allow several ÖBB companies previously dispersed in the city to be located at the same site.
About the Project
The ÖBB Corporate Headquarters design by Asymptote for a new high-rise building in Vienna. The building, which is located right by Vienna Central Station, will now allow several ÖBB companies to work at the same location as part of bringing together company sites. The building consists of a five-story base section with a high-rise structure above that is divided into two different sections of different heights (88m and 67 meters).
The base section includes spaces for public use, as well as for retail, services, food and drink, police and social services. A staff restaurant and conference center will also be located there. Modern flexible offices for up to 1,700 ÖBB employees are located on the upper floors (5th to 23rd floor). The building, which is located in the south plaza of Vienna Central Station, has a flowing s-shaped floor plan in response to the station shopping mall.
Facade System

The selected building depth and configuration of the internal core allow the maximum flexibility of office layout (groups, cells, combination offices, business clubs). The building is equipped with a double facade and is provided with district heating and district cooling, allowing for very low energy requirements thanks to concrete core activation and the ability to reuse waste heat that this provides.